Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Massie Block is famous for many things, her make-up, her clothes, her house, The Pretty Committee and one of the most important things is her way with words. Whenever anyone tries to talk down to Massie she really knows how to handle matters and can take them into her own hands. For an example, Massie would say do I look like an oven, then the other person would say no, why? And Massie would say back, then why are you all up in my grill. Even though some of the things Massie says can make you laugh for a long time, it still gets kind of mean down at the girls middle school. Because Massie is head of The Pretty Committee she needs to be on her feet at all time and whenever someone is going to make a comment about her she always needs to be able to say one that is worse within a few seconds. At the end of the book when the girls are in the bomb shelter which is now the boys locker room, they see Derrington and his whole team and he tells them he can forgive them if they do one thing for them. Massie has a full out battle with Derrington trying to see who can come up with the more terrible remarks about each other. Massie made all the girls give up guys, but she secretly wants Derrington back and I don’t think yelling at him and burning him was the way to go.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

One theme in the book Bratfest at Tiffany's is that you should never give up. This is shown many times by many different characters. One way this theme is shown is when Massie and The Pretty Committee (minus Alicia) are forced to go to the over load and have school away from the actually building. They stuck together to try and make it work for themselves and all the others with them. Also when they were pushed to the over load the only other people there were LBRs (losers beyond repair) and so Massie thought her life would be over but instead she was about to make all the people in the main building envy what they had going in the shafted area. Another way this theme is shown is when the girls have to start a pact to never talk to boys again. Massie makes this pact official and gives girls bracelets to vouch by, even though all this is happening and every girl knows they can lose their friendship, they all still talk to boys because they think it is too hard of a think to give up. This theme is also shown when people decorate their lockers to try to get into the design of the Tiffany’s box in the over load building. Many people designed their lockers to try to get in but The Pretty Committee didn’t want all these new people coming into the area they designed so they didn’t decorate a locker.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Alicia Rivera is the reporter over the intercom every morning at the Octavian Country Day School and she is very good at it. She gives the daily news and gossips at the beginning of the school day so the girls, and now the boys since they had to move into the girls' school, can listen in on the entire new scoop. Kristin has a very different personality then Alicia. Kristin is the captain of the varsity soccer team and leads her girls to victories every year. But also Kristin falls for the boy’s soccer players along with the rest of the Pretty Committee. Dylan’s mother is the head of the daily gossip show The Daily Grind and everyone who is anyone is on that show. Dylan is very weight obsessed and does not like the way she looks at all. She thinks everyone is always putting her down about her weight when really no one even tries to mention it. Massie is the head of the Pretty Committee; she is respected by everyone at the school. Everyone wants to be her friend and be by her side at all times. She runs the school and everyone in it. Claire just moved into Massie’s guest house on account of their Dads’ friendship. Claire doesn’t really fit in with the other girls’ fashion and drama but she tries her best to make friends and become part of The Pretty Committee so she can become someone in a school of wannabe’s and gonnabe’s.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The book Bratfest at Tiffany's is the ninth book in the Clique series by Lisi Harrison. In each book you learn a little more about the girls and they open up a little more. By the ninth book you can pretty much predict what the girls are going to do but Lisi always keeps you guessing. She is a master at writing and has a very descriptive sense. She is very good at giving each of the five girl’s different personalities and each has their own dream. The first book started when The Pretty Committee was in seventh grade and now they are in ninth and I have a feeling Lisi will keep writing until they are done with middle school or even done with high school. The author, Lisi Harrison is also famous for writing shows and helping develop shows for MTV. She now lives in Laguna Beach and writes the new, upcoming books for the Clique series. Next in the series is The Summer Collection for each of the five starters of The Pretty Committee. Massie, Alicia, Dylan, Kristin and Claire will each be telling their own stories of how they spent their summer and how different being back with their friends after that summer really was. I really enjoy reading all these books so I can’t wait to get my hands on the next ones coming out!